The UK’s National Health Service (NHS) is reportedly making preparations to vaccinate children as young as five years old by the Spring.
Leaked plans for Britain’s vaccination rollout, widely reported in the British media including The Guardian, allegedly include proposals to jab children between the age of five and 11 years old in an effort to contain the spread of the Chinese coronavirus.
“Nothing is in the public domain yet, and the plans could change, but jabbing young children is backed by many scientists,” the source continued, adding: “It is controversial, but will help us reach our goal.”.
A spokesman for the MHRA said: “Extending the use of a COVID-19 vaccine to children aged five to 11 would only be authorised if the expected standards of safety, quality and effectiveness are met.
Healthy children in Britain between 12 and 15 years old were cleared to take one dose of a coronavirus vaccine since September.